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Abortion Information

Every option available to you is a big decision and should be made thoughtfully. If you’re unexpectedly pregnant and thinking about abortion, there are a few questions you should know the answers to before you schedule your appointment.

Am I really pregnant?

A significant percentage of pregnancies end on their own. Since a positive pregnancy test can’t medically confirm that you are pregnant, you need to have an ultrasound to confirm that you are indeed pregnant. We offer no-cost ultrasound procedures at True Care.

How far along am I?

Knowing how far along your pregnancy is will determine what type of abortion procedure you are eligible for and how much it will cost you. An ultrasound procedure will give you the most accurate measure for the gestational age of your pregnancy.

Do I have an STD?

Before you schedule an abortion procedure, it’s important to get tested for STI/STDs. It’s imperative that you know if you have an STD like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea and be treated immediately. This will protect your ability to become pregnant in the future. At True Care, we can test for both of these STDs and offer you treatment if your result is positive.

Be Informed

True Care is committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed choice regarding your unexpected pregnancy. We believe women and men have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from the choices they make. If you’re interested in learning more about your options or receiving any of our no-cost and confidential services, schedule an appointment with us today.

True Care does not provide or refer for abortions, and we do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.

Procedures

If you’re pregnant and considering an abortion, it’s important that you know as much as possible about the procedure before setting up your appointment. This is a serious medical decision and you deserve to have all the facts so you can make a fully informed decision.

As you consider your options, you may have questions. We’re here for you! We offer counseling on all your options in a confidential, judgment-free environment and do not profit from your decision so we’re able to offer an unbiased perspective. Contact us today for more information!

Side Effects

Like with any medical procedure, there are side effects that affect every woman differently. Some women experience very few side effects, and some experience many or all of them severely. Everyone’s body and experience is different, so it’s important to be informed on all the potential risks and side effects so you can be prepared. Some common abortion side effects and complications include the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue

These side effects can be experienced for up to two weeks after the abortion. If they last longer than that, you should consult your physician immediately.

Possible complications include:

  • Infection
  • Perforated uterus
  • Damaged cervix
  • Depression and/or mood swings

Abortion Pill

Many people think that since this procedure is via pill, it doesn’t require physician oversight, but this is not true! Like any prescription medication, there are severe risks and side effects involved and it’s important to have a doctor administer, give instructions, and monitor the abortion pill usage.

The abortion pill is a series of two pills, one taken at the doctor’s office or clinic at the time of purchase and the other taken at home at least 24 hours later. Mifepristone, the first pill, blocks your body’s production of progesterone, which is the growth hormone that sustains a pregnancy. Misoprostol, the second pill, causes contractions that expel the pregnancy.

Common risks of the abortion pill include (Mayo Clinic):

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever

Ordering the Abortion Pill Online

The FDA has abortion pill regulations to protect your health and wellbeing. The FDA warns against purchasing the abortion pill online. Online abortion pill providers frequently bypass the safeguards created to protect your health and could include chemicals that are not verified, along with unlisted side effects/risks. Many of these online abortion pill providers are from overseas and are not required to meet the FDA guidelines.

Medical vs. Surgical procedures

Depending on how far along you are in the pregnancy, you have different options for your abortion procedure. If you are less than 10 weeks pregnant, you will be eligible to take the abortion pill. This is prescribed and overseen by a doctor.

If you are 10 weeks or farther into your pregnancy, you will require a surgical procedure. The procedures vary slightly depending on exactly how far along you are, but all require the insertion of rods to dilate your cervix, and a suction device to pull out the pregnancy. This outpatient procedure is more invasive and requires more recovery time than a medical abortion.

Have you started taking the abortion pill and are having second thoughts?

Do you regret taking the abortion pill? It may not be too late! To find out more about abortion pill/RU-486 reversal, call 877-558-0333 or visit Abortion Pill Rescue for immediate assistance.

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